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Diarrhoea

Read more about the symptoms, causes and treatment of diarrhoea. Understanding more about this may help you cope with this problem. 

Symptoms of diarrhoea

About 1 out of every 10 people (10%) have diarrhoea during their illness. You need to know what is normal for you when deciding whether you have diarrhoea or not. 

Causes of diarrhoea

Diarrhoea can be a side effect of cancer treatment or the cancer itself. Having a combination of treatments can cause more severe diarrhoea.

Assessing diarrhoea

Doctors and nurses might ask you questions and do tests to assess how severe your diarrhoea is and if it needs treatment.

Treating diarrhoea

There are a number of ways and different medicines you can have to help treat diarrhoea.

Tips on coping with diarrhoea

You can make small lifestyle changes that can help you to cope with diarrhoea.

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